Definitions for fibulaˈfɪb yə lə; -ˌli
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fib•u•laˈfɪb yə lə; -ˌli(n.)(pl.)-lae; -las.
the outer and thinner of the two bones extending from the knee to the ankle in primates.
a corresponding bone of the leg or hind leg of other vertebrates, often rudimentary or ankylosed with the tibia.
a clasp or brooch, often ornamented, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Origin of fibula:
1665–75; < NL; L fībula bolt, pin, clasp
fibula, calf bone(noun)
the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
The smaller of the two bones in the lower leg, the calf bone.
An ancient kind of brooch used to hold clothing together, similar in function to the modern safety pin.
Origin: From fibula.
a brooch, clasp, or buckle
the outer and usually the smaller of the two bones of the leg, or hind limb, below the knee
a needle for sewing up wounds
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The bone of the lower leg lateral to and smaller than the tibia. In proportion to its length, it is the most slender of the long bones.